Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Russia: first report on H5N8 in humans

20 February, 2021

H5N8 has never been known to infect humans. Now, Russian officials are reporting human infections with the A(H5N8) avian influenza virus. Seven people at a poultry farm in southern Russia have been infected with H5N8 avian influenza, making it the first time that the highly pathogenic virus has been found in humans.
The cases were described as mild.